After a banner year in 2021, Canadian giving ‘normalizes’ in 2022 — and four other findings from new federal donation data

Tax-receipted donations dropped by three per cent in 2022 compared to the year prior

Why It Matters

The number of Canadian donors has declined for over a decade. But in 2022, the total amount of tax-receipted donations dropped, too. Is it part of a broader trend or just a one-year dip?

After a pandemic-influenced all-time giving high in 2021, donations dropped modestly in 2022, according to new data from Statistics Canada.  In 2021, Canada saw a massive increase in giving due to COVID-19, said fundraising consultant Elizabeth Gomery.  “By 2022, Canadians were starting to feel that the situation had normalized a little bit and that the needs were less pressing.” 

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